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Clear-cutting old-growth forests to produce wood pellets to replace fossil fuels in electricity generation would release more carbon into the atmosphere than it would save

Clear-cutting old-growth forests to produce wood pellets to replace fossil fuels in electricity generation would release more carbon into the atmosphere than it would save

A new scientific study argues that wood pellets, considered a “carbon neutral” product may not be so neutral. Carl Meyer explains in an article on the National Observer website.   Wood pellets from clear-cut, old-growth forests may not be carbon neutral Clear-cutting old-growth forests to produce wood pellets to replace fossil fuels in electricity generation … Continue reading

Important upcoming events

Important upcoming events

While there are so many events and webinars available to readers, the following two are particularly important.   • World Sustainable Energy Days 2019 The conference and tradeshow World Sustainable Energy Days 2019 will be held from 27 February – 1 March 2019 in Wels, Austria. Energy efficiency and renewable energy are at the core … Continue reading

World Sustainable Energy Days 2018 – Young Researchers Conference and Award: Energy Efficiency and Biomass

World Sustainable Energy Days 2018 – Young Researchers Conference and Award: Energy Efficiency and Biomass

The World Sustainable Energy Days organisers have announced the upcoming programme for the Young Researchers Conference and Award: Energy Efficiency and Biomass. Dedicated to the next generation of professionals and experts, the two conference tracks present the work and achievements of young researchers in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency. The Young Researchers Conference … Continue reading

World Sustainable Energy Days 2017 – Young Researchers Conference and Award: Energy Efficiency and Biomass

World Sustainable Energy Days 2017 – Young Researchers Conference and Award: Energy Efficiency and Biomass

The World Sustainable Energy Days organisers have announced the upcoming programme for the Young Researchers Conference and Award: Energy Efficiency and Biomass. Dedicated to the next generation of professionals and experts, the two conference tracks present the work and achievements of young researchers in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency. The Young Researchers Conference … Continue reading

The impact of burning wood

The impact of burning wood

Rebecca Harrington writes a good article on the Tech Insider website about how Europe’s biggest source of renewable energy is actually terrible for the environment.   Europe’s most popular source of ‘renewable’ energy is worse for the planet than coal Europe’s biggest source of renewable energy is actually terrible for the environment. We’re not talking … Continue reading

This week’s briefs

This week’s briefs

There are some good brief news items this week.   • WSED Young Researchers Conference Only a few days remain to submit a paper. The deadline is October 9th. The annual World Sustainable Energy Days [http://www.wsed.at/en/world-sustainable-energy-days/] in Wels, Austria has grown from strength to strength over recent years. The World Sustainable Energy Days are organised … Continue reading